Party down: today's new music releases are ready to drop a beat and get you grooving. From straight hip-hop to pop-imbued rap, these three albums will get you ready to party.
The Black Eyed Peas, The Beginning
The lowdown: The Black Eyed Peas's appropriately titled sixth album is a follow-up to last year's The E.N.D. Packed with techno beats and dance tracks, the disc has plenty of party tunes, but not as many breakout singles.
Choice tracks: "The Time"
"Love You Long Time"
Download this album if you: Have plans to throw a rager in the near future.
The lowdown: The rapper best known for "Crank That" offers his third album of quirky urban anthems with silly but irresistible hooks. It's a great time if you're not taking rap (or yourself) too seriously.
Choice tracks: "First Day of School"
"Blowing Me Kisses"
Download this album if you: Need an album to inspire you to hop up out your bed and put your swag on.
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